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Archive for June, 2011

Audiovisual comprehension – Die Karls- und Bärenhöhle Posted by on Jun 24, 2011

At the weekend I had the chance to visit a flowstone cave in the south of Germany. It´s name is Karls- und Bärenhöhle, because it consists of two sections. This is what it looks like: And here´s the text. It´s maybe too difficult for beginners, but this way advanced learnes also have something to practice…

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Jupiter Jones – Still Posted by on Jun 24, 2011

One effective way of picking up a foreign language is to listen to and to sing along songs. I am sure that most of you think probably of Rammstein and Tokio Hotel when they think of German artists and music, as these bands are very popular abroad. Unfortunately, none of these bands are my taste…

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Vocabulary about music Posted by on Jun 22, 2011

hi everybody, today I want to indroduce some general vocabulary about music to you.  So, when we talk about music, we first have to seperate the different styles of music: Klassik – Classical music Pop – Popular music Reggae – Reggae music Rock – Rock music Folk – Folk music Hip Hop – Hip Hop…

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Das deutsche Gesundheitssystem – The German health system Posted by on Jun 21, 2011

Some days ago, I realized that I have Zahnschmerzen (toothache). So, I went to see a doctor. This incident made me realize how important it is to know some basic phrases with which you can express that you are filling ill. Moreover, I would like to take the opportunity to explain how the procedure of…

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The words “mal”, “ja”, and “doch” in German speech Posted by on Jun 13, 2011

There are three words in German that are frequently used as filler words in speech. That is to say, they are inserted in a sentence without changing the meaning of the sentence but only the tone of voice, so to speak. These words are: “mal”, “ja”, and “doch”.   1. “ mal” You can hear…

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Tense: Present – Das Präsens Posted by on Jun 8, 2011

Learning tenses of a language can be a thorn in one’s side, but learning these rules is crucial to an effective study, since tenses display essential word orders, which enable you to handle a language more freely. There is only one present tense form in German and this one corresponds to all three forms that…

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